Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Lonely Branch in the Dustbowl
The vast spaces of the Great Plains are a barren and unforgiving landscape, but beautiful in their starkness and profound in their emptiness. This photo of Southwest Kansas is Dustbowl territory, and on this particular day it feels like it: sustained winds of 40mph and temperatures of 100 degrees.
Lost in this sea of emptiness is a lonely old branch of Santa Fe origin. It is a thin ribbon that still plies these great plains, connecting what is left of the small towns beneath hot and endless skies.